“Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life” (John 4:14).
If you are a true believer in Christ, your new life will become a spring of living water in you. Wherever you go – into the driest desert, into the hottest plain, far away from the means of grace and from spiritual privileges, or into the dark paths of sorrow – your life shall not waste nor fail, for its fountain is within you. It is not fed from the outside, nor is it dependent upon ordinances and means of grace as sources of nourishment along the way. The fountain of your life, your comfort, your joy, and your strength is fed from the mountains of heaven, and from the fullness of Christ; therefore, it can never waste. Thus, from this well of water in the heart of the Christian, a perpetual stream of life flows out, with blessing for the world.
If you can only be a little spring, with only water enough to fill a pilgrim’s cup, do not be discouraged! Be the sweet blessing that you can be, and thank God for the privilege. Yet Jesus says that “rivers of living water” shall flow from this well in the person who believes – not a mere trickling brooklet, but large rivers, to bless a whole community. We should not be satisfied with any small measure of usefulness! We should seek to bear much fruit. Let us pray that we may always abound in the work of the Lord, and let us seek to be the largest blessing we can be!
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.